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World's largest university for women opened

Source : Ghazanfar Ali Khan | Arab News
RIYADH | 16 May 2011

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah inaugurated Sunday the SR20-billion Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), 25 km east of the Saudi capital, amid cheers of over 2,000 students and faculty members. With a capacity to enroll about 50,000 students, the PNU is the largest women-only university in the world and part of an ambitious education plan of the Saudi government.

 

IDB joins forces with Malaysia university

Source : Arab News
JEDDAH | 17 May 2011

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on Monday launched a master’s degree program in Islamic finance and banking in cooperation with Malaysia’s Insaniah University.

IDB President Ahmed Muhammad Ali, who launched the program, said it was aimed at training qualified manpower required for the Islamic banking industry.

 

Moscow to host Halal Expo 2011 on May

Source : Agencies
Moscow | 13 May 2011

The largest International Exhibition Centre of Russia "Crocus Expo" in Moscow will host the International Halal Exhibition "Moscow Halal Expo 2011" on May 26-28.

The products and services are admitted to the Exhibition subject to their halal certification or declaration on "halal" completed in a proper way, Russia media said.

 

Syria 'tightens security grip' in border area

Source | Al Jazeera
Arida | 17 May 2011

At least 15 Syrian tanks have pushed into a rural area near the Lebanese border, where security forces have been concentrating their latest crackdown against pro-democracy demonstrations, human rights activists have said.

The activists, who said they were in contact with residents there, said the tanks deployed around Arida, near the Jisr al-Qomar border crossing point with northern Lebanon, on Monday.

 

Israel's Likud demanding West Bank settlement annexation

Source | Xinhuanet
JERUSALEM | 17 May 2011

Israel's Likud party on Monday asked Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to annex areas of the West Bank containing Israeli settlements, ahead of a possible United Nations General Assembly resolution in September recognizing a Palestinian state.

The call comes after Likud Knesset member Danny Danon announced findings of a party-sponsored poll that showed more than half of the respondents supporting annexation of West Bank settlement areas, the Ynet news site reported on Monday.

 

Petronas plans $20bn refining, petchem complex

Source : Razak Ahmad | Reuters
KUALA LUMPUR | 13 May 2011

Petronas will build a $20 billion integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex, Malaysia’s largest-single investment, that will boost the country’s total refining capacity by half as it looks to meet Asian demand for specialty chemicals.

 

Israel bars worshipers from reaching Al-Aqsa

Source : Mohammed Mar`i | Arab News
RAMALLAH | 13 May 2011

The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine Sheikh Mohammed Hussein said that the Israeli police prevented thousands of Palestinian worshipers from attending the Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

 

Bin Laden neither martyr nor hero – Muslim leader

Source : Edd K. Usman | Manila Bulletin
MANILA : Philippines | 13 May 2011

Terror leader and al-Qaeda network founder Osama bin Laden, whose death as in life continues to spawn debates among Muslims because of his violent “jihad” (struggle in the way of Allah), is neither a hero nor a martyr to the Muslim world as his doctrines exceeded the limits of Islam, a Muslim religious leader said Friday.

 

Indian premier says terrorism must not be fanned

Source : Amir Shah & Patrick Quinn | AP
KABUL : Afghanistan | 13 May 2011

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the Afghan Parliament Friday that the two nations must not allow the flames of extremism and terrorism to be fanned and saluted Afghanistan’s efforts to reconcile with Taleban insurgents.

 

NATO can't reach me: Qaddafi

Source : Diaa Hadid & Sarah El-Deeb | AP
TRIPOLI | 13 May 2011

Taunting NATO, Muammar Qaddafi has said that he is alive despite a series of airstrikes and “in a place where you can’t get to and kill me.” The defiant audio recording was broadcast after the Libyan government accused NATO of killing 11 Muslim preachers with an airstrike on a disputed eastern oil town.

 
 

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